◈ Dhaka awaits New Delhi’s reply on Teesta note verbal: spokeswoman ◈ Quader urges children to abhor communalism and militancy ◈ AL sees power as scope to serve people: PM ◈ Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said Bangladesh should formulate a roadmap considering its geo-strategic advantage to make the country an aviation hub. “Reaping on the dividend of our geo-strategic advantage, we should create a roadmap as to how we can make our country as an Aviation Hub,” she said in a video statement aired in the inaugural session of the first edition of Aviation Summit in Dhaka. The Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry, in collaboration with the UK and France, organised the “Bangladesh Aviation Summit-2023” at a city hotel. The prime minister described the summit as very significant for Bangladesh as it has aspiration to become an aviation hub in the region. She said Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman undertook measures to turn the country into an ‘Aviation Hub’ to connect the East and the West capitalizing the advantage of Bangladesh’s geographical location, just after achieving the membership of ICAO in 1973. The premier said the move was halted immediately after the assassination of the Father of the Nation in 1975. “We have undertaken several measures to support the development of an aviation hub. During the last one decade, we implemented a host of projects to upgrade our airports, airport security and ground handling,” she said. As part of the move to make Bangladesh as an aviation hub, Sheikh Hasina asked the concerned government organisations, the airlines and other stakeholders to carry out their responsibility to create conducive environment for the development and sustaining market both for passengers and cargo. “The government is going to introduce e-visa system which will also facilitate and expedite the flow of passengers visiting Bangladesh for business or tourism,” she said. Promising aviation industry requires skilled manpower, she said, adding, “Our youth must have the opportunities to be trained to become pilots, aeronautics engineers, mechanics, crew members and much more.” The premier hoped that Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Aviation and Aerospace University, established by her government, would be able to cater the demand of skilled manpower in the country’s aviation and aerospace industry. She said the aviation industry has to lead by example in tackling climate change and strive to meet SDGs. De-carbonation and sustainable aviation fuel are topics which will require investments, concrete actions and the support from developed aviation nations, she also said. “The aviation partnership proposed by the UK and France, through Airbus, to support us in our journey is very crucial,” she opined. Besides, a number of projects are running which include HSIA Expansion Project (Phase-I), Construction of General Aviation Hangar, Hangar Apron and Apron at North side of Fire Station at HSIA; Strengthening of Existing Runway and Taxiway at Shah Amanat International Airport, Chattogram; Development of Cox’s Bazar Airport (Phase-I), Cox’s Bazar Airport Runway Extension Project; Strengthening of Existing Runway and Taxiway at Osmani International Airport, Sylhet; and Enhancement of Capacity of Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh on Public Security at HSIA, she added. The third terminal being constructed under HSIA Expansion Project (Phase-I), will create handling capacity of additional 12 million passengers and 4 million ton cargos, she said. Sheikh Hasina said, “The transformation of our economy helped boost the travel opportunities for our people and open up new routes and markets for our airlines”. When Bangladesh will turn into an Upper Middle Income Country by 2031 and a developed country by 2041, the aviation market will be further expanded, she said. The premier said as the economy of Bangladesh has grown, so has the importance of air cargo. “The air cargo market of Bangladesh is rapidly growing at 8 percent per year – three times the world average. This underlines the strong demand for a dedicated national cargo operation in our country. With all of this in mind, there are areas where aviation actors need to do more,” she said. PM’s Private Industry and Investment Affairs Adviser Salman Fazlur Rahman, State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism M Mahbub Ali and British MP Rushanara Ali, among others, spoke at the summit. ◈ Roadmap needed to make Bangladesh an aviation hub: PM
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The country’s top news portal BD24Live looking for a sponsor

18 February 2021, 1:07:15

Bd24live.com is one of the leading online news portals in Bangladesh. On May 14, 2011, Amirul Islam, the editor-in-chief of the portal, started his journey. TThe company is currently waiting to enter its 11th year.

BD24live.com has been working relentlessly for independence, sovereignty, country and people since its inception. It is known that a group of young journalists are working on BD24live.com. Most of the district and upazila level have talented journalists. BD24live.com is soaked in the love of the readers today due to the sharp intellectual power and tireless work of all of them. BD24live.com is always trying to meet the needs of the readers.

In today’s world, the opportunity for free flow of information that we want to create, the online news media has led us in many ways. Online media has gained popularity in Bangladesh as well as all over the world.

BD24Live is one of the online media that has already won the hearts of readers. The Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh published a list in 2020 to recognize online media. There, BD24 took 2nd place in the live list. Besides, on October 26, 2020, the country’s leading online news portal BD24live.com got official registration. On the same day, at 11:30 am, Chief Information Officer Surath Kumar Sarkar handed over the registration certificate to Amirul Islam Asad, Editor-in-Chief of the Portal at the Information Department in the Secretariat. Additional Chief Information Officer Shahenur Mia was also present at the time.

BD24live.com became known as the first independent media in Bangladesh on the online news portal. At present, the Facebook family of the portal has more than seventy two lacs fans and followers. There is also a vocal presence through other social media including Twitter.

Until 2019, the portal has been circulating in the media with utmost sincerity and efficiency. The company also has a reputation for providing timely pay and other benefits to employees.

The organization is looking for a sponsor to establish itself as a strong media: The fourth organ of the state is the media. The media is the mirror of society. The media shows all the images of the society. The media has a role to play in moving society in the right direction.

But the survival of this media requires the cooperation of the country and its established institutions. BD24Live has been unique since its inception. That means the organization was able to run its own costs.

The Corona epidemic is currently underway. The impact of which is not only in Bangladesh. The whole world has fallen. The biggest impact has been on the economic side. Many media outlets have been shut down. Many have narrowed the range again. In that case BD24 Live has survived with the help of your hard work and talent.

In order to establish itself as a strong media in the society, BD24Live has called for the support of the established person or organization of the society. Interested organizations or individuals can be contacted directly by email or by sending a message on the organization’s Facebook page. Email: [email protected] and also you can call (+8802) 5615744 at this telephone number.

Unauthorized use of news, image, information, etc published by BD24Live.com is punishable by copyright law. Appropriate legal steps will be taken by the management against any person or body that infringes those laws.